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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Hours

  • Tue- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

 

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In The Art Studio

CANCELED Valentine Card-Making Party

February 3, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
$12 per child (Members $10.20); Adults free. Museum admission extra, not required

(Ages 3 and up with an adult; up to two children per adult)

Share friendship and love this Valentine's Day by making unique valentines for your family, friends, or classmates in this hands-on workshop. All materials will be provided.

Space is limited, registration recommended. Walk-ins accepted as space allows. (Two dates to choose from!)

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Valentine Card-Making Party

February 2, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
$12 per child (Members $10.20); Adults free. Museum admission extra, not required

(Ages 3 and up with an adult; up to two children per adult)

Share friendship and love this Valentine's Day by making unique valentines for your family, friends, or classmates in this hands-on workshop. All materials will be provided.

Space is limited, registration recommended. Walk-ins accepted as space allows. (Two dates to choose from!)

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

In The Art Studio

Materials Play

February 1, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Sometimes messy or outside, so dress accordingly!

 

In The Museum

First Book Friendiversary!

January 26, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
FREE

The Carle has teamed up with friends from First Book to observe their Friendiversary, an annual celebration of friendship and reading. Bring a friend and join us as we celebrate books with Elephant, Piggie and a host of other Museum friends – a FREE Mo Willems book to every child who attends (while supplies last)! To learn more about First Book, visit www.firstbook.org

Special thanks to First Book and Michael and Rebecca Neidorf. Free books compliments of Disney Publishing Worldwide.

In the event of snow, please call 413-559-6300 for cancellation news.

Schedule:

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Film: The William Steig Library (Auditorium)

10:30 am – 2:30 pm (Ongoing)
Meet Elephant and Piggie (Great Hall)
Note: Elephant & Piggie will be taking 15 minute breaks every 45 minutes

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Special Storytime with Heidi E.Y. Stemple (Auditorium)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Film: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Auditorium)

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Film: Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny Series (Auditorium)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Storytime and Creative Movement with The Center Dance Studio (Auditorium)
Recommended for children ages 3+

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Special Storytime with Mike Curato (Auditorium)

2:30 pm
Book signing with Mike Curato (Great Hall)

2:45 pm – 3:35 pm
Film: The Ezra Jack Keats Library (Auditorium)

3:45 – 4:15 pm
Film: Eric Carle: Picture Writer (Auditorium)


Ongoing throughout the day

GREAT HALL
FREE Books from Disney Publishing Worldwide; Museum Scavenger Hunt (Admissions Desk)

GALLERIES
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50 (West Gallery)
Illustrated Owls: A Who’s Hoo from the Museum’s Vault (Central Gallery)
Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards (East Gallery)

ART STUDIO
Pen Pal Art Project

CAFÉ
Say Cheese! Catering (11am – 2pm)


NEED TRANSPORTATION TO THIS EVENT?
FREE round-trip transportation from Holyoke Public Library (250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke) and Mason Square Branch Library (765 State Street, Springfield)  courtesy of King Ward Coach Lines! Buses depart their locations at 10:00 am. Departure from The Carle is at 2:00 pm.

Seating is limited. To reserve bus seats:
Holyoke Public Library:
Call 413-420-8119 or email rdowd@holyokelibrary.org

Mason Square Branch Library:
Call 413-263-6828 x201 or email esulzycki@springfieldlibrary.org.

In The Art Studio

Experiments in Paper Marbling

January 24, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$25 (Members $21.25)

(Snow Date: Thursday, January 31)
Adult workshop, ages 16 and up
Join The Carle’s Art Educators in this evening workshop and experiment with easy-to-find materials such as dish soap, shaving cream and paint to create your own highly patterned and colorful marbled papers! This workshop will provide you with the all materials and guidance you need to walk away with papers perfect for your next creative project or homemade gift.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

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